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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Feb 16, 2012 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

"Strangely" past caring? How about sensibly past caring? Every time these inane & insane squabbles take up so much room on these forums I wonder how many potentially valuable and interesting conversationalists are lost to the ether because they decide the people that inhabit this space are a bunch of loonies.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 16, 2012 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

Yeah, "sensibly" was my own inside joke, but you got the idea...I used to be much more involved in these "who's who?" and even playing (!!) the role of feeble moderator (failed miserably), but I've given up, for whatever reason. That's what my "retirement" two yrs ago was about for those that recall it...

And, the fact is, I have been as gulity as anyone here for ramblings and accusations, and blah, blah, blah.

So, I can't really call anyone out for going off topic; and I still enjoy threads of some nonDEAD issues, of course.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Feb 16, 2012 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

I enjoy alot of them as well. Come to check TJI, stay for the insanity. It bums me out though, as I've read in the past here that some luminaries specifically choose not to participate because of the meaningless interpersonal squabbles that sometimes dominate.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 16, 2012 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

Yes, that's a defn worry (loss of good contributors).

For those like Dire, McGlone, Rob, elb and a few others, FWIW, I do know that they departed (reduced posting time) out of burn-out (natural progression of the "it's all been said") and/or "having a life" (ah, to be so lucky, eh?), rather than having literally left because of all the rants/raves/etc. IE, just because we communicate off site, etc., we've chatted about it all.

But, love your line: "come for the music, stay for the insanity".

The other thing I love, if it won't seem creepy, is connecting with various folks over the yrs that might even have been ones that I never interacted with prior, or shared some "negative exchanges" past, only to find myself in an exchange--like this one with you--in which I find myself with a great deal in common with the poster I'd not spent much time chatting with...assume that makes sense.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 16, 2012 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD? Nada....

Tell skies to fuck off? Nah!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 16, 2012 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD? Nada....

I was wondering when you'd notice my big fat compliment...

"WWBDD?" certainly has a nice ring to it, eh?

Hmmm, might also refer to some sort of super charged lubricant though, ya know?

Just add "40" to the end?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 16, 2012 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

And here I thought being a looney was a prerequisite for "membership"????

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Feb 16, 2012 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

I guess there's good loonies, like "Loony Tunes" and Wavy Gravy, and bad loonies, like John Wayne Gacy. I know some people that have been around for very long feel that "on topic" conversations seem to be cyclical and everything that can be said on topic has already been said, but I think I disagree with that.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 16, 2012 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

Jobygoob,
I agree with your disagreement that "everything that could be said on a topic has been said" since even though the questions are the same those answering them are different.

In one way, the answer-ers are different because there are forumites that were not here the first time the question was asked. This gives us "new" blood. Which also has a double meaning since it seems a high percentage of new forumites are younger Heads. Heads that were not yet in first grade when Jerry died. I think they bring a different perspective to the mix than those who grew up spinning vinyl.

And, the other way is that the answer-ers have "evolved" since the last time the question was asked. I've been here for about 8 years (I used to have a different handle (NO!! I wasn't/ain't Kochman (or, even telephone toughguy,))) and I know my tastes have changed; my knowledge has increased exponentially (Before I got here, I thought a quodilibet was like a Tibetan yak or something.) I would answer a call for my favorite "TOO" differently now than I would have when I first arrived or, even, two years ago.

Sugaree opener and nice 17 minute He's Gone, and a very Jerry TOO.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-12-16.sonyecm250-no-dolby.walker-scotton.miller.82212.sbeok.flac16



Enjoy,
TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 16, 2012 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

We should ask Rose about any Tibetan Yak sightings...maybe she uses one on a treadmill to generate power?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 16, 2012 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

I'll bet Monte DH has a picture of Al Gore riding one on the beach while he reviews the tarballs.

TOOTMO

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 16, 2012 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

The Mutt Romney Blues track is all I have.

Share the "real story" of Mitt Romney's dog, who was locked in a crate on top of Mitt's car for hundreds of miles. He's now singing the truth — while playing a mean blues guitar. Song is courtesy of Ry Cooder. Video was produced by Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films. Just released today!

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 17, 2012 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

Could have been a lot worse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LrFEbxWzXI

Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 16, 2012 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

Ha! Good one...

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 16, 2012 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

+1.

Here come da judge!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 16, 2012 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: WWBDD?

yeah, seriously... why should this thread be any different?